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Md. officials brace for possible power outages

Maryland Emergency Management Agency officials say their biggest concern is the possibility of power outages caused by the winter storm moving into the region. Agency spokesman Ed McDonough says no major incidents were reported as of Wednesday morning. There were ...

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How much is too much for utilities to trim?

As Hurricane Sandy pummels the Atlantic Seaboard, high winds have toppled trees and taken power lines with them. In the wake of previous severe storms, power providers have targeted trees in their efforts to keep the lights on. However, conservation ...

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State politicians, agencies prepare for Hurricane Sandy (access required)

There may be nothing that sends government agencies and elected officials to their email lists with greater haste than an impending natural disaster.

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Md. officials and utilities prep for big storm

HAGERSTOWN — Maryland utility companies and emergency management officials say they’re preparing for large-scale power outages, flooding and other damage from a storm that could arrive as early as Sunday. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said Thursday it’s planning for ...

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Eye Opener: Port fears longshoremen will strike (access required)

President Barack Obama accepted the Democratic party's nomination in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, saying he needs more time to fix the fragile national economy. Here's a few state government headlines to go along with that national news.

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Storms cause scattered outages, road closures

A Maryland Emergency Management Agency spokesman says heavy rains are causing scattered power outages and road closures. MEMA spokesman Ed McDonough says Talbot County has been hit the hardest with heavy rains leading to some road closures on Sunday. The ...

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